Franklin Habit

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About Franklin Habit

Franklin Habit is an author, teacher, illustrator, and writer whose entire life is tangled up in yarn. As one of the most sought-after teachers and lecturers on the international circuit, he travels frequently to teach knitters across the country and around the world; and has been a popular member of the faculties of such festivals as Vogue Knitting Live!, STITCHES Events, Red Alder Fiber Arts Retreat, the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat,, and Squam Arts Workshops. He is the author of two very silly books,  It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons (Interweave Press, 2008) and I Dream of Yarn: A Knit and Crochet Coloring Book (Soho Publishing, 2016) and is in the process of preparing At Home with Foxe and Boxe ( His wildly popular stories about Dolores Van Hoofen, the high-living sheep, led to the ongoing Dolores Project with WEBS ( Among his other, varied experiences in the fiber world are contributions of writing and design to Vogue Knitting, PieceWork, Yarn Market News, Interweave Knits, and Interweave Crochet; and regular columns and cartoons for Modern Daily Knitting,, PLY Magazine, Lion Brand Yarns, Skacel Collection/Makers’ Mercantile. Many of his independently published designs are available via and his fabric designs at Franklin lives in Paris, France, where most of the knitters prefer the ridiculously complicated word maille to the very sensible English noun stitch. But the food is good. You can follow him online through his Patreon campaign at,  as @franklinhabit on Twitter, or @franklin.habit on Instagram.